Saturday, July 5, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Car Crash in Lanham

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal car crash in Lanham. The victim is 62-year-old Gary Lionell Jackson of Ridge Street in Lanham. 

On July 4, 2014, at about 10:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 11400 block of Lanham Severn Road for the report of a crash involving a single car. When they arrived, they discovered the car had struck a tree. The passenger, Jackson, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the car was heading southbound on Lanham Severn Road, when for reasons which remain unclear, it left the roadway and struck a tree.

Investigators are looking into whether speed is a factor in this crash.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to

For more information, please contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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